Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

Welcome to Upcoming Workshops
Something for everyone!

2016 Pesticide Training and recertification classes will be offered February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

The NYSDEC Pesticide and Recertification Exam will be offered in February 29, 2016.

For More Information: Call Nancy at 585-394-3977 x427 or send name, address and phone number and question to Nancy

2016 Soybean and Small Grains Congress
February 3, 2016
Clarion Hotel
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY
February 4, 2016
Holiday Inn
2468 NYS Rte. 414
Waterloo, NY
8:30 am - 9:50 am: Registration
9:55 am: Opening Introductions and Announcements
10:00 am: Report Card on Management of Fusarium Head Blilght and DON in New York
10:30 am: Soilborne Diseases of Soybean: Lessons from the Midwest
11:00 am: NY Soybean Yield Contest Winners-How did they do It!
11:15 am: New Federal Requirements for Worker Protection Standards
11:45 am: NY Malting Barley Supply Chain Analysis Survey
Noon - 1:25: Lunch
1:30 pm: Cornell Small Grain Variety Trail Summaries
2:00 pm: Economics of Double Cropping Winter Cereals For Forage Following Corn Silage
2:30 pm: Soybean Insect and Weed Pest Management
3:05 pm: Adjourn, & pickup DEC credit sheets
Reservations must be received by January 28, 2016.
Cost: $45.00 not enrolled in NWNY Team
$35.00 if enrolled in NWNY Team
$30.00 ea. additional person same farm/business
To register: make check payable to CCE and mail to: CCE-Genesee /NWNY Team, Attn: Cathy, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Or pay by credit card: Soybean and Small Grains Congress Registration

Annie’s Project Managing for Today and Tomorrow to be offered in Northwest New York at 2 locations
Thursdays, February 18, 25, March 3 and 10, 2016 and snow date March 17, 2016
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

“Annie’s Project” has been successful nationally and in New York with empowering farm women to become stronger business partners through clearer understanding of how to manage risk. “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” (MTT) will provide audiences the opportunity to become involved in the journey of transitioning their farm legacy to a new generation. MTT will be offered in four Thursday sessions from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Genesee and Ontario County Cornell Cooperative Extension offices beginning February 18th by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s North West New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team.
MTT will be guided by the same core values as Annie’s Project: Guided Intelligence builds on women’s natural tendency to share, teach and learn with other women; Connection creates opportunities of connection to other farm women and local practitioners; Discovery helps women make sense of topics through hands-on activities and discussion; Safe Harbor provides a comfortable and secure environment where all questions are welcome.
Participants in MTT will focus on transition planning for their farm businesses. Whether you are in the prime of your farming career, just getting started or thinking about later phases of life, transition planning is likely to be important to you. Because family and business are often closely tied together in agriculture, transition planning must address issues of business sustainability and family relationships. MTT addresses succession, business, estate and retirement planning in the context of a farm business. For some, transition planning may involve successors who are not part of the family.
Topics covered will include goal setting, clarifying values personal vision, resolving conflict, financial documents and vocabulary, asset transfer methods, and retirement options among many others.
Farm women must register to participate in Managing for Today and Tomorrow. The cost is $100.00 per person and includes 15 hours of instruction, an extensive collection of instructional materials and a light lunch at each session. To register for either location, contact Zach Amey or 585-786-2251, Ext 123. For questions about what the classes will cover reach out to Joan Petzen, 585-786-2251, Ext. 122 or Marie Anselm, Marie or 585-394-3977, Ext. 402. Register today and save the dates, February 18, 25, March 3, and 10. Reserve March 17 for a snow date.
This program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, and supported in part by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) award number 2012-49200-20031, CoBANK, Farm Credit East, New York FarmNet, NYS Agricultural Mediation Center, NYS Workforce Development Institute, and New York Agri-Women, Inc.

Livestock Marketing Discussion: Identiying Your Customer
Thursday, February 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

The Finger Lakes is home to many livestock operations that serve a wide range of customers locally. Livestock producers interested in learning how to better identify customers are invited to attend Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County’s workshop, Livestock Marketing Discussion: Identifying Your Customer. Marie Anselm, Agriculture Economic Development Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, and Nancy Glazier, Small Farms/Livestock Specialist with Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will lead the presentation and discussion. This will be an opportunity to develop a livestock marketing group for producers.

Fee: $5.00 per person

Participants may Register on line or call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

Lambing and Kidding Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

The workshop is designed for new and experienced farmers, and for youth and adults. Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, tatiana Stanton, will start out covering the basics of lambing and kidding. She’ll discuss birthing supplies, stages of lambing / kidding, basic care of dam and offspring, and when and how to intervene, if needed. There will be some hands-on activities and a discussion on coping with birth related problems. Experienced farmers will be encouraged to have input on these topics.

After that, the topic will switch to methods to manage birthing efficiently without sacrificing animal well-being. Dr. Stanton will share examples of practices that experienced farmers throughout New York have developed to reduce labor and expenses during the birthing season. Successful methods to foster kids and lambs and also labor saving practices for artificially rearing will be discussed. Management considerations when lambing or kidding on pasture will be discussed.

Fee: $15.00 per person
To register or for more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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